Tuesday, August 26, 2008

7 Years!

Well, David and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary yesterday the 25th of August. We actually went on a date on Sunday the 24th in celebration. It was fun to have a sitter come (who is absolutely amazing) to watch the kiddos while we went to see a movie (Wall E.), have dinner, walk at a park - just be together. It is funny because some people have told us that the number 7 is the number of completion. Well, I don't really feel that David and I have completed being married :) I look forward to and hope we have many more years together. Sure we have had ups, downs, and all arounds but I can honestly say that I love you David more today than I did 7 years ago. I didn't think that was possible then but I know it is now. Happy Anniversary David!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Potty Party!!

Yes, folks - yesterday our family reached another momentous milestone - we had Beverly's Potty Party! Everyone was so excited and only having one in diapers is awesome :)

Here is B herself, so proud of the cake she made with Daddy

The "clan" about to celebrate

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Decorating Help

Yes, it is me again asking for more advice :)

I would love to change up my kitchen a bit. For those who have seen my house, my kitchen is extremely small. My husband has recently bought me a much newer white stove, and microwave and dishwasher (love craigslist!) which will all match my white refrigerator. Anyhoo, my current kitchen is green (which I love) but I am wondering if there is something that might be better. There is also an ivy design which I love but I am willing to ditch it for a change. Attached are a few pictures (please ignore the mess - yes, life happens at my house!). Any ideas??

One view of my kitchen and the current green used (the micro will be white)

Another angel, the dishwasher will be white

close up of the ivy

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Jane

Hey, I got a video of the kids today - I hope this works on the blog!

Wishing Jane a Super Happy Birthday!!

To Chi or Not to Chi

Hello All! I have a survey type question for those that can help or have an opinion. I recently had a lot of hair chopped off and I love my new hairstyle but a friend suggested that I invest in a Chi, a straightening iron. She said that it would work great with my hair and it would give me a lot of options of different things to do. So the thing is, they are ~ $100 or more. So, what do you think? Worth the investment or should I just say NO.

By the way, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to aunt Jane - we love you!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

15 inches gone!

I know, I know sounds like the beginnings of a great diet idea right? But no, I am referring to my hair length. Last night I went for my 4th time to donate my hair to locks for love. A little under 7 years ago I took the plunge and donated 13 inches (I cut it in England while I was on my honeymoon). And that started my trend of loving my short hair, growing it long again, cutting to donate, etc. I have donated 13 inches, 14 inches, 16 inches, and 15 inches last night - that is a lot of hair!!!

Me taking a picture of myself before the big cut.

My last picture of me and the girls with long hair.

And now for the new ME!
So, what do you think??

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Million Updates in One

Where did July go? That is what it seems like to me right now. Well, we are back from the Roc or Morocco that is and our family had a good trip. David and I were surprised and amazed at how well all three kids traveled. The girls were in awe of traveling via a big airplane. It was super fun to connect with our friends there and our kids had a blast with their kids.

David set up a place to put most of our pics from the trip. You can view them at https://webspace.utexas.edu/jatheul/www/morocco/

I had the opportunity to go and visit my brother and his family last week for several days while they were in the midst of moving at it was so much fun! My nieces are a hoot and it was great to see A, B, and C having such a blast with them. And their new house is great!!

David and I were able to attend the banquet for the Five Outstanding Young Houstonians of 2008 while Brian and Dusti watched all three kids!!! Dusti even did my hair! Why were we attending this banquet you might ask. Because one of the recipients of the award was Jane!!!
You can read more about it here at http://www.houstonjaycess.org/FOYH.aspx

Way to go Jane. We are so proud of you. Thanks for letting us share in this special occassion with you.

And the kids, well they are doing great! I cannot believe how grown up A is becoming. I know I know, she is only 4 but if you could hear some of the things she says you would think she is 14 sometimes. And B, she is a ham. She is full blown potty training and I am so proud of her. We went to Target this morning (to see if they had anything left from the 75% markdown) and she did fabulous in underwear. You know you are near the done stage when you make outtings in panties! And what can I say about my big boy - always into something and loving it!

A showing off her sunglasses

B in Mommy's shoes

C at the beach